DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park -- Barberville, FL
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Event Info
Volusia Speedway Park
Thursday
14
Feb

Winner: Matt Sheppard
2nd: Stewart Friesen
3rd: Peter Britten
DIRTcar Nationals
February 12, 2019 to February 16, 2019
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, FL 32130 

 http://volusiaspeedwaypark.com/

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.tv/world-of-outlaws-late-models/season:3/videos/dirtcar-nationals-7

Series
Super DIRTcar Series

Support Divisions
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount
$5,000.00

Support Divisions
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount
$5,000.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers, Chairbacks

Stadium Seating
stadium seats are allowed as long as they don't conflict with the aisle behind you.

Handicapped Seating
All Handicap seating is the first rows of each section

Handicapped Parking
there are many handicap parking spots available. All spots are first come first serve.

Pit Age Limit
There is no age restriction in the pits. Anyone 17 years of age or younger will need to fill out a minor waiver form and be accompanied by an adult.

Pit Gate Location
East or West side of the Track.

Personal Coolers
Six-pack maximum cooler size. No alcohol. No glass.

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for purchase at the track.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the Grandstands.

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers

Camping Cost
$25 a day for dry camping, $50 for hook-up, $75 for electric/water/sewer

Closest Airport
Daytona International Airport

Other Airport
Orlando Sanford

Race Recap: Sheppard on Top of Super-Powered Podium

Seven-Time Champion Matt Sheppard Passes Two Cars in One Corner for Round Two Win at the DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL – February 14, 2019 – There was love for dirt racing in the air at Volusia Speedway Park this Valentine’s Day, as a tremendous crowd watched three super-powered heroes battle it out for the top spot of the Super DIRTcar Series 30-lap Feature podium. Super Matt Sheppard, from Watertown, NY, triumphed over Mr. Freeze Stewart Friesen, and Batman Peter Britten. Sheppard made a late two-for-one pass in turn two for his first win of 2019 with a new car, a new set up, and a new engine. The 30-lap thriller featured multiple lead changes, with four different leaders including the top three and Jessey Mueller who fell back to finish sixth.

 

The story of the 2019 DIRTcar Nationals has been that of incredible racing on great track surfaces. Once again, Matt Sheppard proved why he is a seven-time Champion by parking the No. 9s in Victory Lane. By all accounts, this was a true racers track. “The track was so racy. We were all moving around there. Guys were running the middle, the top, the bottom. I got them on the bottom off of turn two. I think Stewie [Friesen] got messed up in lapped traffic, or he moved around to try to find a new line. I just caught him by surprise. I knew after following him for half the race how good he was, and I knew if I got out front, I couldn’t make any mistakes.”

NASCAR Gander Mountain Truck Series standout Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, NY also spoke highly of the track and the racing. His battle with Matt Sheppard is the final frames showcased the high-quality competition on hand. “It was good, I thought he [Matt Sheppard] was going to check out there. But we got rolling and got right back to him. It was a challenging race fan but a lot of fun. The track was a lot faster than last night and it had a gnarly cushion. I watched the replay from last night and saw the guys up front roll the bottom. I thought it was going to be the place to be, but then Matt came blowing by. We’ll get her cleaned up and try again Saturday,” said Friesen.

Third place finisher Peter Britten had his best finish of the week so far. He too enjoyed the racing conditions. Britten said, “The track was definitely different. When you get down here the track changes every night. You gotta roll with it pretty quickly and pick it up. So, we made some changes too and we were pretty decent. We were in the fight. Last night we thought we were pretty good right up to the start of the Feature. Then we started pushing real bad. We changed a few things to fix that. I think that helped and like I said, the track was different tonight.”

Graham Racing driver Anthony Perrego had another strong run and finished fourth. Unfortunately, his teammate Danny Johnson went for a wild ride in turn four after jumping the cushion and barrel rolling into the retraining wall. DIRTcar Nationals Big-Block Modified points leader Billy Decker in his Gypsum Racing No. 91 rounded out the top five.
Friday night we do it all again. Be sure to join us at Volusia Speedway Park for another thrilling 30-lap Feature ace. Watch as 39 Big-Block Modified drivers go head-to-head for a chance to hoist a Big Gator above their head in Victory Lane.

If you can’t make it to the race track, be sure to tune in at www.DIRTVision.com for the live broadcast.

PHOTO: George Smith

FEATURE (30 Laps)
1. 9s-Matt Sheppard [4]; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen [5]; 3. 21a-Peter Britten [1]; 4. 18-Anthony Perrego [8]; 5. 91-Billy Decker [10]; 6. 19m-Jessey Mueller [2]; 7. 25-Erick Rudolph [16]; 8. 1-Billy Pauch [13]; 9. 99l-Larry Wight [12]; 10. 20-Brett Hearn [9]; 11. 3-Justin Haers [11]; 12. 42p-Pat Ward [15]; 13. 19-Tim Fuller [14]; 14. 88-Mat Williamson [18]; 15. 111-Demetrios Drellos [22]; 16. 118-Jim Britt [25]; 17. 5-Ryan Godown [20]; 18. 9t-Will Thomas [3]; 19. 2L-Jack Lehner [17]; 20. 33-Marc Johnson [19]; 21. 98t-Tyler Thompson [24]; 22. 23-Kyle Coffey [21]; 23. 46-Jeremy Smith [26]; 24. 1g-Darwin Greene [23]; 25. 7-Rick Laubach [7]; 26. 27j-Danny Johnson [6]

Contingency Sponsor Bonuses:

Billy Pauch – VP Fuels – $50 Cash
Matt Sheppard – Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Fast-Time Award – $100 Cash
Tim Fuller – Comp Cams – $50 Cash
Matt Sheppard – MSD Ignition – $50 Cash
Danny Johnson – MSD Ignition – $25 Cash
Erick Rudolph – Fox Racing Shox – $50 Cash
Billy Decker – JE Pistons – $50 Cash
Erick Rudolph – ASI Racewear – $50 Cash
Larry Wight – Dart – $50 Cash
Demetrios Drellos – Cometic Gasket – $50 Cash
Jack Lehner – Drydene – $50 Cash
Matt Sheppard – Bicknell Racing Products – $100 Product
Jim Britt – JE Pistons – Product
Tyler Thompson – JE Pistons – Product
Erick Rudolph – KSE Racing Products, Inc. – $50 Product
Matt Sheppard – Wrisco – Product
Peter Britten – Dart – $100 Product

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Race Results: 02/14/19 -- Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, FL – February 14, 2019 – Love for dirt racing was in the air at Volusia Speedway Park this Valentine’s Day as a tremendous crowd watched three super-powered heroes battle it out for the podium. Super Matt Sheppard triumphed over Stewart Mr. Freeze Friesen, and Batman Peter Britten. Sheppard made a two-for-one pass coming out of turn two for his first win of 2019 in a new car with a new engine.

FEATURE (30 Laps)
1. 9s-Matt Sheppard [4]; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen [5]; 3. 21a-Peter Britten [1]; 4. 18-Anthony Perrego [8]; 5. 91-Billy Decker [10]; 6. 19m-Jessey Mueller [2]; 7. 25-Erick Rudolph [16]; 8. 1-Billy Pauch [13]; 9. 99l-Larry Wight [12]; 10. 20-Brett Hearn [9]; 11. 3-Justin Haers [11]; 12. 42p-Pat Ward [15]; 13. 19-Tim Fuller [14]; 14. 88-Mat Williamson [18]; 15. 111-Demetrios Drellos [22]; 16. 118-Jim Britt [25]; 17. 5-Ryan Godown [20]; 18. 9t-Will Thomas [3]; 19. 2L-Jack Lehner [17]; 20. 33-Marc Johnson [19]; 21. 98t-Tyler Thompson [24]; 22. 23-Kyle Coffey [21]; 23. 46-Jeremy Smith [26]; 24. 1g-Darwin Greene [23]; 25. 7-Rick Laubach [7]; 26. 27j-Danny Johnson [6]; KSE Hard Charger Award: 25-Erick Rudolph[+9]

Qualifying Flight-A
1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 17.54; 2. 7-Rick Laubach, 17.584; 3. 46-Jeremy Smith, 17.874; 4. 20-Brett Hearn, 17.944; 5. 1-Billy Pauch, 18.114; 6. 1g-Darwin Greene, 18.381; 7. 2L-Jack Lehner, 18.405; 8. 5st-Tyler Siri, 18.492; 9. 118-Jim Britt, 18.53; 10. 29J-Chris Ostrowsky, 19.517

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 9t-Will Thomas, 17.749; 2. 21a-Peter Britten, 17.911; 3. 91-Billy Decker, 17.93; 4. 88-Mat Williamson, 18.042; 5. 19-Tim Fuller, 18.136; 6. 23-Kyle Coffey, 18.403; 7. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 18.592; 8. 35c-Mario Clair, 18.691; 9. 44R-Russell Morseman, 18.993; 10. 72-Cass Bennett, 19.749

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 44-Stewart Friesen, 17.744; 2. 3-Justin Haers, 18.145; 3. 19m-Jessey Mueller, 18.209; 4. 42p-Pat Ward, 18.224; 5. 33-Marc Johnson, 18.461; 6. 42-Kyle Sheldon, 18.54; 7. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 18.572; 8. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 18.639; 9. 98t-Tyler Thompson, 18.743; 10. 30-Jo Jo Watson, 19.237

Qualifying Flight-D
1. 27j-Danny Johnson, 18.258; 2. 99l-Larry Wight, 18.3; 3. 65-Scott Hitchen, 18.305; 4. 18-Anthony Perrego, 18.308; 5. 5-Ryan Godown, 18.558; 6. 21-Yan Bussiere, 18.62; 7. 25-Erick Rudolph, 18.672; 8. 88a-Dave Allen, 18.8; 9. 35-Francois Bellemare, 18.877

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 9s-Matt Sheppard [1]; 2. 7-Rick Laubach [2]; 3. 20-Brett Hearn [4]; 4. 1-Billy Pauch [5]; 5. 2L-Jack Lehner [7]; 6. 46-Jeremy Smith [3]; 7. 1g-Darwin Greene [6]; 8. 118-Jim Britt [9]; 9. 29J-Chris Ostrowsky [10]; 10. 5st-Tyler Siri [8]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 9t-Will Thomas [1]; 2. 21a-Peter Britten [2]; 3. 91-Billy Decker [3]; 4. 19-Tim Fuller [5]; 5. 88-Mat Williamson [4]; 6. 23-Kyle Coffey [6]; 7. 35c-Mario Clair [8]; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta [7]; 9. 44R-Russell Morseman [9]; 10. 72-Cass Bennett [10]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 44-Stewart Friesen [1]; 2. 19m-Jessey Mueller [3]; 3. 3-Justin Haers [2]; 4. 42p-Pat Ward [4]; 5. 33-Marc Johnson [5]; 6. 111-Demetrios Drellos [7]; 7. 98t-Tyler Thompson [9]; 8. 42-Kyle Sheldon [6]; 9. 48t-Dave Rauscher [8]; 10. 30-Jo Jo Watson [10]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 27j-Danny Johnson [1]; 2. 18-Anthony Perrego [4]; 3. 99l-Larry Wight [2]; 4. 25-Erick Rudolph [7]; 5. 5-Ryan Godown [5]; 6. 88a-Dave Allen [8]; 7. 21-Yan Bussiere [6]; 8. 35-Francois Bellemare [9]; 9. 65-Scott Hitchen [3]

Last Chance Showdown (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer
1. 23-Kyle Coffey [2]; 2. 1g-Darwin Greene [3]; 3. 46-Jeremy Smith [1]; 4. 118-Jim Britt [5]; 5. 35c-Mario Clair [4]; 6. 8-Rich Scagliotta [6]; 7. 44R-Russell Morseman [8]; 8. 29J-Chris Ostrowsky [7]

Last Chance Showdown 2 (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer
1. 111-Demetrios Drellos [1]; 2. 98t-Tyler Thompson [3]; 3. 88a-Dave Allen [2]; 4. 21-Yan Bussiere [4]; 5. 30-Jo Jo Watson [9]; 6. 48t-Dave Rauscher [7]; 7. 65-Scott Hitchen [8]; 8. 42-Kyle Sheldon [5]; 9. 35-Francois Bellemare [6]


Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, FL 32130 

 http://volusiaspeedwaypark.com/

Track Phone
(386) 985-4402

Track Email
 volusiaspeedway@dirtcar.com

Track History
The World's Fastest Half-Mile!

Track Size & Type
1/2 MILE

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2021 -- Stewart Friesen on Feb. 9, Stewart Friesen on Feb. 10, Max McLaughlin on Feb. 11, Michael Maresca on Feb. 12
2020 -- Mat Williamson on Feb. 11, Larry Wight on Feb. 12, Larry Wight on Feb. 13, Larry Wight on Feb. 14, Mat Williamson on Feb. 15
2019 -- Stewart Friesen on February 16th; Larry Wight on February 15th; Matt Sheppard on February 14th; Billy Decker on February 13th
2018 -- Tim McCreadie on February 17th; Matt Sheppard on February 16th; Tim McCreadie on February 15th; Tyler Siri on February 15th
2017 -- Brett Hearn on February 25th; Justin Haers on February 24th
2016 -- Brett Hearn on February 20th; Rick Laubach on February 19th; Matt Sheppard on February 18th; Tim Fuller on February 17th
2015 -- Neal Williams on February 21st; Rick Laubach on February 20th; Stewart Friesen on February 19th; Brett Hearn on February 18th